Below I have reviewed the best zesters. In fact, I reviewed the top 5 zesters/graters. If you are looking to add a pop of flavor to your next recipe you should consider a zester.
A zester is designed to remove the zest or outermost part of citrus peels. You can also zest or grate a number of other foods such as chocolate, ginger, cheeses, and more.
Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater Review
Coming in at 8 1/2 inches with an ergonomic plastic handle, this zester is based on a traditional woodworking rasp that produces fine wood shavings.
The high quality 18/8 surgical grade stainless steel ensures that the grating edges remain razor-sharp.
Works well with hard cheeses, citrus, ginger and more.
OXO Good Grips Zester Review
The etched stainless steel surface stays extra sharp and works well fruits, chocolates, and hard cheeses.
A feature I really love is the non-slip base. When placed on a hard surface you have much more control.
Raniaco Stainless Steel Grater Review
The ergonomic BPA-free comfort grip feels quite nice and the non-slip aspect of the handle keeps you in control.
When you are finished zesting or grating, fruit, chocolate, hard cheeses, coconuts, garlic you can simply toss the zester in the dishwasher. Clean up is quite easy.
A plastic protective cover, covers the sharp stainless steel face and makes storage and transportation much safer.
OXO Good Grips Lemon Zester Review
The sharp stainless steel head allows you to make zests and garnishes with ease.
This zester by OXO is stubby at 5 inches long but fits in your hand nicely and has a durable non-slip grip.
Cuisipro Zester/Grater 4-Sided Boxed Grater
It is almost the ultimate hand zesters. The sharp stainless steel material allows you to make zests and grates with ease.
This zester by Cuisipro is a little bit bulky compared to the ones that we described above but fits in your hand nicely when you use the handle. It has a durable non-slip grip.
Zester Buying Guide – What to look for to find the best zester for your needs.
Zesters come in many shapes and sizes, so it is important to make sure you are buying the proper zester for your needs.
Material: Most zesters, including the 4 above reviewed models are made of stainless steel. This is the best option for a zester or a grater. It is also important that it be food-grade stainless steel.
Durability: Look for a zester that has the rasp firmly attached to the handle. That is a common failure point of low-quality models.
Price: Most good quality hand-held models can be had for under $15. You shouldn’t need to spend much more than that. Unless you are looking to get a full-size box grater.
Handle: Look for ergonomic handles are soft padded handles. You generally want to hold on tight to the handle so make sure it will be comfortable in your hand.
Conclusion on the best zesters and graters
I have left this review on the best zesters and best graters quite short. The reason is that I believe you just needed enough information to make a decision, but not being overloaded with futile data that brings nothing but noise to your decision-making process.
So, now you have five different graters, choose one and start grating cheese, lemon, oranges, apple, etc.
And if you a little too much to eat, I am sure I could do with some. Enjoy the cakes and flavors, these zesters and graters are just fabulous and for the price, I would not even think twice.
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